The New River Gorge Bridge
This bridge was completed on October 22,1977. Each year on the third weekend in October they have Bridge Day. This is the only day that visitors may walk across the bridge. The event lures hundreds of parachutists, cheered on by thousands of spectators, to float the 876 foot drop to the river below. We took a walk down ALL those steps through the beautiful wooded area to see the grand view... Taking a little rest at the bottom before walking back UP all the steps to the top again... It was our cardio workout for the day. Actually it felt good after sitting in the car for so long!!! What a view of our beautiful state, it doesn't get much greener than this!!! Rolling Mountains,grand rivers and so many trees... This is a wonderfully colorful scene in the fall...
In the spring the Whitewater rafters are out in force on this river, big time... Time to go back up the steps, winding up through the woods, lush with Mountain Laural. At least it was cooler in the shade, because it was in the 90's on Saturday and humid!!!
Click on the picture to get the closeup..At the visitors center the grand flower beds were in full bloom with Liatrus and butterflies everywhere... Sun shinning,butterflies everywhere and flowers blooming everywhere!!!
What Could Be Better?
Well we are home safe and sound.... Back to reality...
I have been working in the flowerbeds like crazy I will post pictures tomorrow. I have so much in bloom I don't know where to start!!!
Have a Good One,